Photos of the week: 9/15 - 9/22

Photos of the week: 9/15 - 9/22
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Photos of the week: 9/15 - 9/22

Rescue workers and Mexican soldiers take part in a rescue operation at a collapsed building after an earthquake at the Obrera neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico September 20, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a session on reforming the United Nations at UN Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017.

(REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the U.N. general assembly, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 22, 2017.


Protesters stage a "die-in" during a peaceful rally outside the police headquarters after the not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. September 17, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, holds a vegetable during a campaign rally in Freiburg, Germany, September 18, 2017.

(REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The playground of a collapsed school stands in the town of Jojutla de Juarez, Morelos State, Mexico, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroyed dozens of buildings and killed at least 225 people, with an unknown number still missing.

(Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smiles and winks at someone she recognizes as she takes the stage to discuss her new book ?What Happened? as she launches a 15-city book tour at the Warner Theatre in Washington, U.S. September 18, 2017.

(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Insane Clown Posse member Joseph Bruce, known by his stage name Violent J, speaks to the crowd during the Juggalo March in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2017.

(REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A devastating quake in Mexico on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, according to official tallies, with a preliminary 30 deaths recorded in the capital where rescue efforts were still going on.

(YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Early morning mist lingers in fields as the autumn sun rises over the Somerset Levels as viewed from Glastonbury Tor near Glastonbury on September 22, 2017 in Somerset, England. Today marks the start of the astronomical autumn, which is defined by the Earth's axis and orbit around the sun. The transition from summer to autumn is defined by the autumn equinox, when day and night are of roughly equal length, but also signals that the nights will become increasingly longer than the days until the spring equinox, when the pattern is reversed.

(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A dog roams the streets of the La Perla neighborhood in Old San Juan as residents prepare for a direct hit from Hurricane Maria on September 19, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is saying Maria could be the 'most catastrophic hurricane to hit' the U.S. territory in a century.

(Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Britain's Prince Harry speaks to athletes at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre ahead of the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 22, 2017.

(REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Rohingya refugee children pictured in a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017.

(REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

Visitors celebrate in the beer tent 'Hacker-Pschorr - Himmel der Bayern' ('Bavarian heaven') at day 2 of the 2017 Oktoberfest beer festival on September 17, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer celebration and typically draws over six million visitors over its three-week run. Oktoberfest includes massive beer tents, each run by a different Bavarian brewer, as well as amusement rides and activities.

(Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

Vessels that sank during Hurricane Irma are seen in a Saint John bay 12 days after the devastating storm raked the island, on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands September 16, 2017.

(REUTERS/Jonathan Drake)

69th Primetime Emmy Awards ? Show ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks.

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump cleans a fresh-picked leek as she works in the White House kitchen garden with students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 22, 2017.

(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

A gust of wind blows Pope Francis' mantle during the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, September 20, 2017.

(REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Members of the cavalry rehearse at the beach of Scheveningen on the eve of a parade in The Hague, before the king delivers his speech from the throne to outline the main features of the government's policy for the coming parliamentary session, in Scheveningen, Netherlands September 18, 2017.

(REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters)

69th Primetime Emmy Awards Photo Room

Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017

Elizabeth Moss poses backstage with her awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series for "The Handmaid's Tale".

(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2017.

(REUTERS/Elizabeth Shafiroff)

Israeli security forces try to disperse ultra-Orthodox Jewish demonstrators from the road in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem on September 17, 2017 as they protest against a court ruling that could require them to serve in the army like their secular counterparts. The demonstration was organized by a particularly hardline group known as Eda Haredit.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017.


A destroyed home is seen from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey surveying damage from Hurricane Maria in St. Croix, , U.S. Virgin Islands, September 21, 2017.

(REUTERS/Jonathan Drake)

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, wears Chewbacca socks while participating in a panel discussion at a Bloomberg Global Business Forum panel event in New York, U.S. September 20, 2017.

(REUTERS/Stephen Yang)


Natural disasters impacted hundreds of thousands of people all across the globe this week. On Tuesday a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City. Buildings were reduced to rubble and hundreds of people were killed. Hurricane Maria also ravaged the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory was left completely without power and officials said it could take months to get electricity restored.

In the world of politics, President Donald Trump made his United Nations debut with a speech that sparked a back-and-forth battle between Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. Trump referred to him as "Rocket Man" and threatened to "totally destroy" the isolationist nation. Kim Jong Un responded by calling Trump "mentally deranged" and stated that the president's speech confirmed to him that his nuclear program was "the correct path".

Click through the slideshow above to see photos from all of these events and more, and be sure to check back next weekend for our selection of the best photography from the week. 


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